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Buying a boat for the first time, in a different country, during a pandemic is not for cowards! This is especially true when there is only a few Helia 44 owners’ version catamarans for sale in the world.   We were so lucky to have Giles Starkey from Horizon Yachts Charters as our buyer’s broker.  We cannot imagine how we could have ever landed the purchase of “Eventually” without him.  From providing advice about anything you can ever dream up, to working with our foreign broker in Turkey, including helping us understand the different legislation and rules and navigating all the differences in process, to helping organize our Canadian registration and ensuring that we had all the required documentation, including translation of several  documents.  Giles was there at all hours given that the boat was in a time zone 7 hours ahead; you cannot imagine how much we appreciated his efforts.  He always made us feel like we were his priority and that all our questions deserved a researched answer…and there were a lot of them.  He gave us total piece of mind!  Once we owned Eventually, you’d think your buyer’s broker would disappear, not Giles!  We got a call in Kusadasi, Turkey from Giles after he heard about the nearby earthquake just to make sure we were ok and that Eventually was unharmed.  How’s that for service!

 

It was a terribly complex process from start to finish and Giles was there making it as easy for us as he could, with many laughs along the way.  Thanks, so much Giles, can’t wait to see you in the BVI when we bring Eventually to the Caribbean.

 

Sincerest Thanks Giles,

Brian Field and Tara Tyson